List of the coleopteran genera and species recorded in Turkey based upon the Info-system of the Cesa. Cesa News 53: 1-213, 145 figs.
In this 9th report of the Project Entomofauna of Turkey, development of the Entomofauna concept, research conditions and similar problems are discussed to some degree. Number of the pterygot species of Turkey based upon the info-system of the Cesa are explained. According to this, 41000 taxa (family-, genus-, and species-groups) are included to the Info-system of the Cesa (with the exception of the Lepidoptera). Total number of the pterygot species of Turkey based upon the info-system of the Cesa increased to 14244. Concerning the present information of the database of the Cesa on the Entomofauna of Turkey, totally 13146 taxa (except Lepidoptera), including (789 family, 2631 genus, and 9056 species group taxa) are evaluated. Among them, 3185 coleopteran species of Turkey belong to 739 genera of the 249 family group taxa are mentioned here. In the temporary lists submitted below, all the scientific names of the species and the genera are arranged alphabetically with their families. Besides the scientific names of the valid family group taxa (superfamilies, families, subfamilies, tribes, and subtribes) of the Coleoptera fauna of Turkey are listed. Chronologically arranged synonymous names are added to each taxa, if available. Distributional information are given as codes of the provinces of Turkey. References are partly published in the previous issue of this journal. Totally 103 coleopteran images of 17 families are used here for the first time. Illustrations are based upon field or laboratory studies of the authors. A selected bibliography is also given.